Boulder Problem in the Sky
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|Type:||Trad, 220 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||FA Diff Ritchie, Bob Rotert '73, FFA Bob Rotert, Bill St. John '75|
|Page Views:||2,754 total · 41/month|
|Shared By:||TomCaldwell on Jul 31, 2012|
|Admins:||Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
Seasonal Falcon Closure Details
DescriptionA unique route for Whitesides because it takes a plethora of gear. Unlike most of the face routes at Whitesides, BPitS is a crack/corner feature. This route stays dry due to the large roof cap. It also faces west, so it is great on summer mornings. The very large white left-facing corner is easy to spot from the approach.
From the approach trail, head near the base of the corner and rack up in the woods. Once racked up, make a step across a gully to get to a ledge at the base of the route. The start is a chimney that turns into a right facing corner. Climb up the chimney and corner, then make a tricky move left to get to the ledge at the base of the main left facing corner. Climb up using face holds and the corner with plenty of gear options. Continue until you reach a new two bolt anchor. Belay or rappel here or continue on.
Move straight up off the belay to get below a block. Get a good piece of gear here and sling it long. Step back down and make the tricky traverse left, do not continue straight up to the roof above. Continue traversing left to a piton at a stance. The pin can be backed up. Make a move up so that your below a small roof and your feet are at the piton. Clip the new single bolt that protects the crux. Get into the business by making the tough, balancy, and sustained moves up until you can step left onto the ledge. Continue moving across the big easy ledge until you reach some bolts at your feet. Continue straight up or rappel down. Rappelling here is recommended.
Continue straight up the corner feature until you top out in the bushes.